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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop coping skills to deal with emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264522  Develop coping skills to deal with emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner, on achieving of the outcomes of this unit standard will have acquired the necessary emotional, behavioral and cognitive coping skills required to meet the emotional, behavioural and cognitive demands of officiating in sport. This competence will enable the learner to officiate confidently in a calm, firm, fair and consistent manner, displaying professional conduct and behaviour with best operating practice.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be competent in:
  • Describing the personal attributes and skills required to perform successfully as a Technical Official.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of coginitive, emotional behavioural and environmental factors which may influence psychological positioning of Technical Officials.
  • Demonstrating techniques used to develop emotional strength in preparation for an event.
  • Identifying the behavioral skills necessary for the development of effective coping as an individual.
  • Identifying and managing the effects of burnout in own context.
  • Explain extraordinary challenges or stressors affecting technical officials.

    On completion of this unit standard the learner should be ready to develop learning in further, more complex processes related to Technical Officiating. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication skills in a First Language at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication skills in a Second Language at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the personal attributes and skills required to perform successfully as a Technical Official. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The attributes of a good Technical Official are listed and explained within the context of sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The skills required to perform as a Technical Official are listed within a specific sport context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mental and physical demands are described with reference to the role of the Technical Official. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Demands include but are not limited to acknowledgement of and understanding of consistency, rapport, decisiveness, poise, integrity, judgement, confidence and motivation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of coginitive, emotional behavioural and environmental factors which may influence psychological positioning of Technical Officials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects of the environment on the process of technical officiating are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment includes but is not limited to auditory noise, visual disturbance, weather conditions and temperature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consistent control methods are identified and applied in order to manage the influence from relevant people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Relevant people include but are not limited to crowds, players, coaches and other role players Relationships with role players are considered to the extent that they may affect the performance of a technical official.
  • Relationships include but are not limited to interpersonal, emotional and bia. Roleplayers include but are not limited to competitors, coaches, other officials, management, media, Spectators.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Precedents from other Technical Officials are researched in order to develop consistency within the sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental factors are described that may have an adverse effect on the concentration or focus of a technical official. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate techniques used to develop emotional strength in preparation for an event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mechanics and benefits of meditation are described in respect to the contribution it makes to the preparation of relaxation, concentration and focus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of affirmations are described with reference to building confidence and motivation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Imagery is used to pre-define potential situations and appropriate responses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relaxation techniques are demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relaxation techniques include but are not limited to deep muscle relaxation, meditation and the Alexander techniques.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the behavioral skills necessary for the development of effective coping as an individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The interrelationship between effective coping skills and sport officiating is illustrated by means of at least two examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Coping skills are identified that lead to effective coping strategies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Coping skills include but are not limited to cognitive programmes, behavioural programme, assertiveness skills and anger management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various mental states are explained with regard to their impact on performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mental states include but are not limited to depression, anxiety and substance abuse or dependence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The emotional demands of officiating a specific sport are analysed develop a coping plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Examples of situations are described in which effective coping skills would be of benefit to the technical official. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and manage burnout effects in own context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term "burnout" is explained with regards to technical officiating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The signs and symptoms of burnout are identified and steps are described to prevent it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate actions are taken to manage burnout when presented with the symptoms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Explain extraordinary challenges or stressors affecting technical officials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal considerations are identified which may affect the operation of technical officials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal considerations include but are not limited to contractual agreements personal liability insurance playing site and equipment hazards weather conditions player injuries safety guidelines side line personnel and security.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    At risk behaviour is identified that may negatively influence a technical official. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk behavior include but is not limited to gambling (game fixing); chronic medication and drug use, safety and placement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nature of injuries and illness are explained pertaining to technical officials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The nature of injuries refers to but is not limited to game and post-game injuries; physical and psychological illnesses.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard for the purposes of achieving credits, including through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution recognised for assessment purposes by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, for the purposes of achieving credits must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the above Specific Outcomes includes:
  • The meaning of world-class competitiveness in the context of sport.
  • Fundamentals of world-class behaviour.
  • Benchmarking principles and techniques.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Current operating Practices (Local).
  • Best Practice Guidelines (International).
  • Sport Specific Knowledge.
  • Analytical Techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to resource allocation and resistance to change. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when implementing Best Practice through the team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities carrying out agreed activities arising from meetings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying and analysing Best Practice guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders on the implementation of Best Practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when monitoring results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to show how quality and customer service affects the whole organisation and its sustainability. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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